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Lenten Fasting Practices for Pregnant and Lactating Women
by Gretchen Otto


Lent Resources
Complete Directory of Lent and Easter Products at The Catholic Company

These links will help explain the complete fasting rules (noting the exceptions for pregnancy/lactation):

You are exempt from the law of fast (and perhaps from abstaining from meat if necessary for your strength according to the EWTN web site (a good example of this might be if you are suffering from pregnancy or lactational anemia) ).   If you are pregnant or nursing, however, it is best  practice to substitute some other form of appropriate sacrifice.

Perhaps you can discuss ways to alternatively sacrifice at your next mom's group gathering or the Catholic mom community online. Recommends:

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A Continual Feast : A Cookbook to Celebrate the Joys of Family and Faith Throughout the Christian Year
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Catholic Traditions in Cooking
by Ann Ball

Cooking With the Saints
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From a Monastery Kitchen
by Victor-Antoine D'Avila-Latou

Twelve Months of Monastery Soups
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Simplicity from a Monastery Kitchen : A Complete Menu Cookbook for All Occasions
by Victor-Antoine D'Avila-Latou



The Madison County Cookbook : Homespun Recipes, Family Traditions and Recollections From Winterset, Iowa - The heart of Madison County
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